Jax Beer Week Grand Tasting 2013
Community First Credit Union’s monthly Community First Saturdays event at the Northbank Riverwalk always draws crowds with its food trucks and family-friendly river atmosphere. With a large-scale beer sampling, live music, a JTA Skyway Express scavenger hunt, river-side tai chi, a San Marco bicycle tour and sunny warm weather added to the mix, the April 6 event was especially hopping.
Hundreds came out to sample from more than 30 different beers, many brewed in Northeast Florida, for the second annual Jax Beer Week Grand Tasting. A $2 ticket bought guests a 4-ounce sample, or they could choose a full 12-ounce brew for $4.
Jacksonville-based bands Canary in the Coalmine, RickoLus and Four Families each played live sets for a makeshift beer garden audience, seated on the lawn behind the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
Food trucks lined nearby Pearl Street, serving up everything from specialty coffee, cupcakes and shaved ice to pizza, tacos and fried mac ’n’ cheese.